Scripture Verse

Praise the Lord, O Jerusalem; praise thy God, O Zion. Psalm 147:12


Words & Mu­sic: James B. Frank­lin, 1911 (🔊 pdf nwc). Ap­peared in Song Crown, ed­it­ed by Aus­tin Tay­lor et al. (Aus­tin, Texas: Firm Foun­da­tion Pub­lish­ing, 1912), num­ber 1.

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Frank­lin (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),


Let the Lord be praised, O Zi­on!
Magnify His ho­ly name.
In tri­um­phant ado­ra­tion,
Far and near His praise pro­claim.


Prince of Peace, o’er death vic­to­ri­ous,
Countless hosts their voic­es raise,
Hear the cry from the walls of Zi­on,
Let the Lord be praised.

Shout aloud, ye hosts vic­to­ri­ous,
Conquerors in His wor­thy cause,
Spare ye not the hom­age due Him,
Look not for the world’s ap­plause.


Praise Him, all cre­ation, praise Him,
Heav’n and earth unite and sing
Praises to this migh­ty Rul­er,
Whom the an­gels crowned their king.